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Casey Cowan
Oghma Creative Media
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Oghma Creative Media is an award-winning traditional independent publisher who considers our authors business partners in long-term, mutually beneficial relationships. Our focus is on quality, professionalism, and growth among both our authors and our company as a whole. We are not a vanity press, subsidy, or hybrid publisher. We incur all costs of publishing and distribution and pay our authors royalties based on net receipts of their books from the very first sale. We release an average of between fifty and sixty books a year.

Our publishing operation is composed of three distinct divisions: The Oghma Press, publishing genre fiction of all types; Young Dragons Press, dedicated to Children's Picture Books, Middle Grade, and Young Adult fiction and nonfiction; and Arbroath Abbey Press, producing nonfiction titles on widely-varying subjects. We also publish SADDLEBAG DISPATCHES, an award-winning semi-annual magazine dedicated to Western fiction, events, and history. Typically, our new releases hit the market in hardcover, trade paperback, eBook (through all major eBook retailers), and audiobook. All of our titles are available at full trade discounts through Ingram distribution and are returnable. Our mission revolves around producing the best possible publications, and we work hard to accomplish this goal on every project. We have multiple professional editors on staff who focus on different levels of the editorial process, from story and character development to copy-editing, expert content review, and galley proofing; experienced in-house graphic designers and illustrators turning out some of the best covers and illustrations in the industry; and a motivated marketing staff with certifications in both traditional and social media marketing.

Authors from the Oghma publishing family have won multiple national awards, including the Independent Book Publishers of America Benjamin Franklin Award; the Will Rogers Medallion; the Western Writers of America Spur Award; the Western Fictioneers Peacemaker Award; and the Oklahoma Book Award.


years experience: 8 Years
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
General fiction, Mystery, Romance, Suspense/thriller, Fantasy/science fiction, Juvenile fiction, Biography, Computers/technology, History, Mind/body/spirit, Health, Travel, Lifestyle, Cookbooks, Children's books, Sports, African-American, Science, Western & Historical Fiction, Graphic novels, Juvenile nonfiction, Pulp
BEST-KNOWN PROJECTS
THE MUSTANGER AND THE LADY by Dusty Richards (2016): Winner of the 2016 Western Writers of American Spur Award for Best Traditional Western Novel, basis of the independent Western film Painted Woman;
• Print re-publication of New York Times bestselling author Harold Robbins' catalog of bestselling novels;
THE TEXICANS: Series of five historical romance novels by New York Times bestselling author Parris Afton Bonds;
SADDLEBAG DISPATCHES: An award-winning semi-annual magazine featuring original western fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Winner of the Western Writers of America Spur Award, the Western Fictioneers Peacemaker Award, and the Will Rogers Medallion Award;
LUCID DESIGN by Kate Tailor (2020): Winner of the 2021 Independent Book Publishers Association Benjamin Franklin Award Silver Medal for Teen Fiction;
SHORTGRASS by John J. Dwyer (2017): Winner of the 2017 Will Rogers Medallion Gold Medal for Best Western Inspirational Novel.
MOST RECENT PURCHASES/ FORTHCOMING BOOKS
Recent Acquisitions: RUMI AND THE RETRIBUTION by Pooneh Sadeghi (Thriller/three-book deal);PEACE OF PIE by Lee Barber (Mainstream/three-book deal; CASTING CUPID by Mary Shotwell (Contemporary Romance/series deal); SINGLETS & SECRETS by Joe Chianakas (YA/LGBTQ+/series deal);

Forthcoming Books: GALAXY: THE BEST FRIEND A COWBOY EVER HAD by Timothy Lange (Children's PB/August); MOCKINGBIRD, MAKE UP YOUR MIND! by Victoria Marble (Children's PB/August); WINSTON AND THE MYSTERY OF THE ALIEN ROCK by Linda Apple (Children's PB/August); LUCID SOLUTION by Kate Tailor (YA/August); TEXAS LIGHTNING by Dusty Richards (Western/September 28); BOUNTY OF VENGEANCE by Paul Colt (Western/September); PERHAPS SHE'LL DIE by Marcia Preston (Mystery/September); HEARTSTONE by Rose Sartin (Western Romance/October); Peace Before the Second Storm by Anthony Wood (Civil War/November); HAROLD & ME by Jann Robbins (Biography/November); Goodbye, Jeanette by Harold Robbins (Mainstream/November); THE ILIAD OF GERONIMO by W. Michael Farmer (Native American & Indigenous/December); OUTLAW QUEEN by Dusty Richards (Western/December); OUT & ABOUT by Staci Troilo (Mainstream/December);

MOST RECENT RIGHTS SALES
Sale of audio rights of THE NATURAL & WALTZING WITH TUMBLEWEEDS by Dusty Richards and BLUE ROAN COLT by Dusty Richards and VELDA BROTHERTON to Tantor Media.
SUB-AGENTS/ RIGHTS CONTACTS
For International, Audio, Screen, Stage, and Gaming Rights:
Amy Brewer, Metamorphosis Literary Agency. Email: abrewer@metamorphosisliteraryagency.com. Phone: 405.635.4390.
Jessica Reino, Metamorphosis Literary Agency. Email: jreino@metamorphosisliteraryagency.com. (https://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/JessReino/)
KEY RIGHTS AND/OR ACQUISITION PERSONNEL
Genre Fiction: George "Clay" Mitchell, EVP, Chief Development Officer, Publisher, The Oghma Press. Email: clay@oghmacreative.com
Fiction for Young Readers: Chrissy Willis, EVP, Chief Strategy Officer, Publisher, Young Dragons Press. Email: chrissy@oghmacreative.com
Nonfiction: Amy L. Cowan, EVP, Chief Financial Officer, Publisher, Arbroath Abbey Press. Email: amy@oghmacreative.com
Western & Historical Fiction: Dennis Doty, EVP, Publisher, Saddlebag Dispatches Magazine. Email: dennis@oghmacreative.com